New York vs Detroit MLB Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on April 7, 2016 in

On Friday afternoon, the New York Yankees will be in Detroit for the Tigers’ home opener.The Yankees (1-1) are in second place in the American League East after trouncing Houston, 16-6, on Wednesday. They face the Astros again on Thursday afternoon before heading to Detroit for Friday’s game. The Tigres (2-0) are in first place in the American League Central and beat Miami, 7-3, on Wednesday. Find out the udpated MLB betting run lines here.

New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Guide

When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 1:10pm ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
TV: YES, FSDT
Radio: WXYT 97.1 FM / 1270 AM Detroit
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Luis Severinson (0-0) (NYY) vs Jordan Zimmermann (0-0) (DET)

Why should you bet on the the Tigers?

After a dreadful 2015, the Tigers are dumping offense all over the place, and a big part of that has been Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Salty slammed a homer and drove in four runs, and Francisco Rodriguez showed that the Tigers may well have found their new closer in Francisco Rodriguez, who fanned Giancarlo Stanton in the last of the ninth to slam the door, with the bases loaded. The fact that the Tigers were able to romp all over Marlins ace Jose Fernandez tells you that this is a Tiger offense that could be scary this year.

Why should you put your money on New York?

Given that the Yankees put up 16 on Houston on Wednesday, I would not bet on them on Friday if Thursday were an off day. This is an example of my “12 run rule” — if a team scores more than 12 runs, I don’t bet on them to win the next day, because the hitting usually falls way off. However, the Yankees do get the Astros again on Thursday, so they could be ready to rake again on Friday. Starlin Castro has been outstanding for the Yanks in his first week, driving in seven RBI in his first two games.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Jordan Zimmermann has a better pitching pedigree than Luis Severinson. I like the Tigers to cool off the Yankee attack and prevail in their home opener, 5-2.